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1st Night Photos: Tintin & Snowy Trek to West End

By • West End
Following its Barbican run two years ago and a regional tour this autumn, Rufus Norris’ critically acclaimed adaptation of Hergé’s Tintin has transferred to the West End, opening last night (12 December 2007, previews from 6 December) for a six-week Christmas season at the Playhouse Theatre (See News, 22 Oct 2007).

One of the big hits from the Young Vic’s Walkabout season during the two-year refurbishment of the theatre’s Southwark base (See News, May 2005), Tintin premiered at the Barbican Theatre in December 2005. It’s adapted for the stage by Norris and Scottish playwright David Greig. The title character is played by Matthew Parish.

Tintin, the boy reporter, began his first adventure in 1929 in the Belgian comic strip Le Petit Vingtieme. Created by illustrator Georges Remi, aka Hergé, Tintin became an icon with his trademark crested quiff, plus-four trousers and his faithful dog Snowy. Each year more than three million copies of Tintin’s adventures are sold across 50 countries in 40 different languages.

TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL OF THE TINTIN 1st NIGHT PHOTOS,
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For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for the Tintin curtain call and post-show drinks at the Playhouse Theatre along with the company and multiple Snowys, both human and canine.

In addition to Parish, the Tintin cast features Nicola Blackwell, Jeremy Barlow, Stephen Finegold, Miltos Yerolemou, Nina Kwok, David Newman, Anil Desai, Dai Tabuchi and Daniel Llewellyn-Williams. The production is designed by Ian Macneil, with costumes by Joan Wadge, lighting by Rick Fisher and sound by Paul Arditti. It’s presented in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Mark Rubinstein, Carole Winter and Michael Edwards in association with Watford Palace Theatre.

- by Terri Paddock


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